Monday, June 6, 2011

Donwill & Suff Daddy - DPPLGNGR (Birthday EP)

"Looking back over the years [2008-10], it has become tradition to give y'all music on my birthday. I consider it my gift to you for allowing me to live this dream for so long. Trust me, it's not getting any easier but nonetheless, whether it's fumes or a full tank, I push on. We won't get into that today...
So, yeah - It's my birthday and there are a million things that I want including (but not limited to): A coffee grinder, Air Jordan 5 "Wolf Grey," Air Jordan 3 "True Blue," Blackberry 9900, lower rent, a vacation, camo shorts, button down shirts, socks, underwear, a good book and the time to read it, a tour, jeans or cold hard cash."

* Beats culled from Hi-Hat Club 2: Suff Draft/The Gin Diaries (2009-10).

"I guess I should actually say something about DPPLGNGR, huh? Long story short, it was recorded mid-late last year... After I found out about this guy named Suff Daddy and was put in touch with his label (Melting Pot Music), thanks to the homie Jon Kim. I went back [and] forth with them, via email for a while... Then the conversation just kinda stopped. I waffled about releasing it and finally decided that it was too good not to share. The songs are relatively old and they deal with my lows and highs and everything in between. The title comes from just becoming a whole different person over time, sorta like a "doppelganger of yourself." That feeling that you get when you look in the mirror and don't really know the person looking back at you, even though they look just like you. Our lives change us incrementally on a daily basis; So, after a few jarring experiences, one day we all lose who we were to become who we are. That's life - Right? You change IT or it changes YOU!
Due to the short nature of the songs, I originally wanted to release [DPPLGNGR] as one long mp3 with instrumental interludes. You can hear the 19-minute-long "Blended Version" on Soundcloud or just download the separate songs, sans interludes here."

- Donwill (Tanya Morgan) @ McDayjob

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